Feelin’ lucky, punk? Well, these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails are sure to make you feel even luckier. Yes, that’s what we’re calling “tispy” these days. It’s all about your mindset.
Made with Irish whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Guinness, or just really creative green ingredients, these cocktail recipes will have you feeling like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And then you should actually go green by bringing a reusable bag to the grocery store for once.
But until then, these drink recipes are sure to sham-rock your world. Just hopefully not your head the next morning.
18 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails to Honor the Ol’ Emerald Isle
1. Leprechaun’s Kiss Martini
This chocolatey Leprechaun’s Kiss Martini is garnished with a rainbow sugar rim and a hidden Hershey’s Kiss. After a few sips, you’ll feel like you just kissed the hot part-leprechaun from “The Luck of the Irish.” Show us a ’90s kid who’s first crush wasn’t Ryan Merriman, and we’ll show you a liar.
2. Frozen Gin and Tonic
Well, gin may not be a spirit that’s totally associated with Ireland. But this Frozen Gin and Tonic relies on cucumber and lime to give it a perfect St. Paddy’s Day green. So if anyone tries to pinch you for not wearing green, throw this drink at them. Or, try using your words. Up to you.
3. Irish Trash Can
Name a type of alcohol and we can all but guarantee it’s in this Irish Trash Can (as well as a whole can of Red Bull). There are so many spirits in here we’re shocked Casper isn’t hanging out in every glass. But this green, boozy delight will have you asking, “Can I keep you?”
4. Green Beer
A little green beer for the holiday? Go for it! A little green beef for the holiday? Maybe not. While you may want to avoid dying your steaks green to celebrate, this Green Beer recipe is the perfect way to say, “I don’t own anything green, but this counts.”
5. Irish Mule
Move over, Moscow. Well, not physically. That sounds hard. But anyway, make room for a new player in town, the Irish Mule. Made with Irish whiskey and ginger beer, it’ll have you Irish dancing by the end of the night. Or…something close to that.
6. St. Patrick’s Day Mimosa
A little St. Patrick’s Day brunch? Go green with a St. Patrick’s Day Mimosa made with sparkling wine, orange juice, and blue curacao. It’s sweet, smooth, and goes down (perhaps a little too) easy. Pair it with an Irish coffee and you’re good to go.
7. Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur
If you’re the type of person who tastes everything and says, “I can do it better,” this Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur recipe is perfect for you. But even if you haven’t been acquainted with your kitchen since 2021, this recipe is so easy. You just need to gather the ingredients and let your blender do all the work. Okay…your neighbor’s blender.
8. Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail
Wait a minute, a non-alcoholic drink on St. Patrick’s Day? We’ll raise a mocktail to that! If you’d rather not get sloshed this year, this Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail is the perfect solution. And if you try to toss in some spirits…well, we hear coconut water is good for preventing hangovers.
9. Baileys Espresso Martini
It’s not Bond, James Bond. It’s Irish Cream, Baileys Irish Cream. And not all St. Patrick’s Day cocktails need to be green!
10. Baby Guinness Shot
Should you give a Baby Guinness Shot, made of Kahlua and Baileys, to a baby? Maybe Boss Baby, but probably not other babies. Actually, don’t give it to him — that baby is a jerk.
11. Jameson Green Tea Shot
Oddly enough, this Jameson Green Tea Shot doesn’t have any green tea in it. Instead, the drink is made of Jameson, peach schnapps, lemon-lime soda, and sour mix. All together, it tastes eerily similar to green tea. Just don’t try to use it as a substitute for your morning matcha.
12. Midori Sour
13. Scooby Snack Shot
“Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?” It’s the question that’s plagued generations almost as severely as “What would you do for a Klondike bar?” But no matter what you’re asking us to do, we’d (probably) do it for this Scooby Snack Shot. No “ruh roh” about it.
14. Green Jungle Juice
Are you spending St. Paddy’s Day in the lush green wilderness, enjoying the fresh air? Probably not. And this Green Jungle Juice probably won’t give you the same vibes, but it will taste good! Just remember not to play a drinking game with the big cats. They’re all cheetahs.
15. Cucumber Lemonade Cocktail
16. Green Moscow Mule
17. Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink
18. Green Hawaiian
Elvis may have known a thing or two about “Blue Hawaii.” But if he was in the tropical paradise on St. Paddy’s Day, he’d be singing about this Green Hawaiian recipe. So, curl your lip, shake your hips, and don’t forget to garnish with a pineapple and a cherry.
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